4.27.2012

Fashion Chemistry

I'll be honest with you. I don't have the biggest wallet to buy new clothes all the time. Experimenting with your closet can be so much fun, and I feel like I've gotten better at mixing pieces and making them into something different. I guess it only makes sense, chemistry was one of my favorite subjects in school. I think it's good to find ways to get more from your clothing so I wanted to show you how I took one dress to create 3 different ways to wear it.


Taking a dress and wearing it as a skirt I think is a fun way to be girly without looking too formal. It gives you the chance to play around with whatever you are wearing on top to really create the mood you want. 


I think this is such a great look for a strapless dress, especially when you don't feel like showing off your back and shoulders. Depending on the kind of shirt you pair it with, you can even give it a more casual feel. 


Wearing the dress as a top and pairing with a maxi, gives you the best of both worlds. You get to keep the pretty neckline from your dress but you don't have to worry about showing off your legs.


xoxo erica

79 comments:

  1. Such a nice idea... I like all the outlooks, but my favourite one is the las one.
    Thanks for visiting my blog.
    Best,

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  2. LOVE color blocking! Great combination!

    Coco,
    www.cocorrina.com

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  3. Awesome looks as always Erica, you still manage to make each photo amazing even when you're posing with that big, rusting thing in the background!

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  4. You are very innovative and creative, love it

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  5. The dress is so pretty. I love all the ways you wore it. It looks so good as a top.

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  6. Very versatile, that dress!

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  7. I try to make the most of all of my clothes as well, great post :)
    Brooke @ what2wear, Monikabrooke.blogspot.com

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  8. These are such great ideas! I love recreating different looks with a dress because they're so versatile. Great use of this strapless one, I love the last one especially. Very pretty :)

    Trendy Teal

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  9. Awesome post, you put together really great outfits! I love being creative with clothes too, so this post was lots of fun to read. I'm sure that I will try out some of these ideas! :)

    -haylie
    lovefashionloveyou.blogspot.com

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  10. What a great dress that you can wear so many ways. Love all 3 looks!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  11. this post is really really great because it has given me some ideas that I haven't tried yet ;) you sould do more posts like that, they're really helpful ;)

    xoxo Jen

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  12. This is such a cute & creative post! All of the outfits look fabulous, loving the way it looks layered over the shirt - great color combo Erica :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  13. What a great post! All looks look amazing!

    Love Lian - virtualfashionview.com

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  14. I love the three outfits. They are all so cute! xoxo Demmy

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  15. Wonderful outfits!<3<3 You do have imagination!<3

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  16. I Love the concept of this post, its so ingenious showing us one look three ways! I think thats what's being a real stylist is about. You look stunning in all, but my favorite has to be the last outfit, so elegant, it could be worn to an event or function

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  17. Such an amazing post!!!! :) :) :) Chemistry was my favorite subject in school too... well next to journalism and writing! I majored in journalism with an emphasis in science communication and chemistry, so I feel your love for it! Seriously started getting excited reading your title/post ;) This dress is one, so super cute and I love the way you styled it! I have gotten better at mixing it up and wearing my dresses as skirts and tops as well! I will have to try the layered look!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    www.rachelslookbook.com

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  18. I can definitely relate, and I love your combinations here.

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  19. I wish I was better at remixing. . . I really like #2 maybe I'll have to give it a try!

    Jenn
    The Suburb Experiment

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  20. I love how you can wear this dress in so many different ways :) I also love wearing longer skirts as dresses :)

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  21. I love how you can wear this dress in so many different ways :) I also love wearing longer skirts as dresses :)

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  22. Lovely and so creative post! Great title too! I 'd choose no.3 as my favourite version, but this was a tough choice!!!
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  23. Great outfit. Visit my blog and if you like it follow me, I follow you back soon!
    Giusy

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  24. I like all those looks - I would have never known what you had done either!

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  25. So creative! I wouldn't have thought you wear a dress as a skirt like that!

    XO,
    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com/

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  26. oh, i love this idea. you look absolutely adorable in all of these!!
    xo TJ

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  27. I agree with you so much - the first paragraphs is just perfect! I do the same thing with my dresses and try to mix it up all the time) You look lovely dear!

    >'.'<

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  28. i love love the fashion title!!! (: very creative!

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  29. hi erica, thanks for dropping by my blog. i love this post on how to style one piece in multiple ways. i am with you...as a teacher and mother of three, i don't have a whole lot of money for clothes either...but i don't think you need to spend a whole lot to look good. very inspiring.
    xo
    n

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  30. Cool concept!

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  31. Thanks! :) I was wondering if you would like to follow each other's blogs?
    I just thought it would be really great to have a new blogger friend like you.
    You can follow me by clicking this link. I'll follow back. :)

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  32. Ooh thanks for showing us how versatile dresses can be! You look lovely in all your shots x misstea & co.

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  33. What fun ways to reuse your pretty dress! I particularly like it as a top.
    xo Josie
    www.winksmilestyle.com

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  34. Thanks for your awesome comment!!! I'm following you!! I love both looks!!

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  35. This is great! You're good at styling.

    Xox Soph

    Glamorous Life

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  36. Great versatility of the one dress, each look is chic.

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  37. I love look three! It looks great on you

    xoxo Sootjeelina <3

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  38. Love the 3 ways you've remixed your dress :) the second is my favourite :)

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  39. Love the third look the best, worn with the maxi skirt!

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  40. Hello! I just came across your wonderful blog and was wondering if we could follow each other? Take care. :)

    Kristina (pink-sequins@blogspot.com)

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  41. Love how you rocked those outfits!

    -V.
    www.rightontheverge.blogspot.com

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  42. You are definitely creative! I like your last pairing most! They all look good actually. It was hard to choose which is my fav =)

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  43. Love the ideas! I like to do that with my clothes too!

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  44. Great ideas- look #3 is my fave. Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower :-)
    xo
    Chelsea
    www.abitofsass.blogspot.com

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  45. So pretty! Love your style!

    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

    LPFashionPhilosophy

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  46. Lovely!

    Love,
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  47. What a fun versatile post! Hey would you like to follow each other, Erica?! :) Let me know dear!
    xo, elle from Living in Color.

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  48. Love posts like this with one piece of clothing and different looks.
    Creamy

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  49. Wow!!

    Great ideas!!!! Thanks for sharing them!


    xoxoxo


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  50. such creative styling ideas! great looks!

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  51. Lovely blog! Very interesting... Come by and let's follow each other! Stay in touch ;)!

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  52. oh wow this is a fabulous post and just what i need right now! on a crazy budget and definitely need to mix and match like you do!
    xx
    -S
    Ginger and Lace

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  53. thank you for visiting my blog! yours is lovely!

    i love that you took a dress and wear it so differently. i didn't even realize it was the same dress!

    modern.girl

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  54. Lovin these looks on you!

    Thanks for your comment on my last post :) You're so sweet. Would love it if you could follow me! Check out my newest here:
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  55. Loving your dress paired with the neon top. The two colors work perfectly.

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  56. Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog. I love your post, so inventive, I would never have thought you could wear it in so many ways.

    xx

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  57. Oh forgot to say , would you like to follow each other? :)

    xx

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  58. I don't have spend
    alot of money on new
    clothing aswell so I
    like to mix & match
    my clothing, just
    like you c:

    Great matching with
    the blue top!

    xx

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  59. Wow, amazing ideas! I'm going to have to remember these...especially love the first look!

    x
    Rachel

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  60. You did a really great job remixing this dress, love all three!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  61. This is genius love, so inspiring!
    I would really be so incredible, if you could check out my latest post!
    XOXO
    Morgan
    http://thesocialboutique.blogspot.com/

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  62. great idea :) I love the style of wearing it as a top, very versatile x Winnie

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  63. Good job on the 3 ways to wear the dress! :) Makes it much more worth the price.

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